Success always leaves clues and part of getting quicker results comes from benefiting from the mistakes of those that came before you. Allowing yourself to utilize the experience, mistakes, time and energy invested by others for your own personal gain is the whole purpose behind having a mentor and personal development books.
Which is why I find it amazing that people in this day and age, still don’t take the daggum information and actually use it. With all the articles and videos available on the internet, there are still countless people who wake up and go to the gym with absolutely no workout plan.
You would think that having a workout plan is the most basic step on your journey to creating a whole new you and yet a high percentage of people kind of just wing it, or go by feel.
Ever been in a gym and just observe some of the stuff that goes on in there? Although it’s no laughing matter, the things people do at the gym can be downright funny at times. When you see certain things, you can tell that the person you are looking at came in unprepared.
What kind of things? Doing things like coming in, and upon entering without any real warm up, and immediately begin banging out a few reps, and sets, of a chest exercise. Then, for apparently no reason, the same person starts a set of bicep curls. After that, they might do an ab machine and end with lat pull downs. Huh?
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Essentially, what this person did was successfully accomplish nothing. Now I’m not taking shots at people, I’m simply stating the truth of some of the things I have seen at the gym. To some degree you can’t fault them for doing such things; and the reason I say that is because with so much information out there, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by information overload.
What tends to happen once you get overloaded is that you also get frustrated with so many conflicting beliefs, training systems, regimens and strategies that your attitude toward all this can very easily become something like, “to heck with all of this confusing information. I’m just going to start and do some of the machines or some free weights and see how it feels and go from there.”
Although I applaud people for taking action, simply because so few do these days, and even though you can get results by doing the wrong thing, it’s still not the best approach. You can run south with enthusiasm, and a positive attitude, but if your goal was to reach Canada from New York, then regardless of how pumped up, and excited, you are, you’re just going to end up lost and very upset – somewhere in Florida!
Going into the gym without a workout plan is just like the example I just gave. You can be pumped up, fired up and super excited, but without a proper strategy, and plan designed to get you where you want to go, then you’re just spinning your wheels.
Trust me, we have all been there at one point, or another, so take it from me when I say your best bet is to always be surgical in your approach. When you’re surgical, you don’t end up wasting as much time, you get faster results and you do it in a more efficient way.
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We all have lives to lead, and people we care about we want to spend time with, as well as business, or careers, to attend to. Working out is just one facet of our life, and if we want to squeeze the most juice out of it, then we have to go in prepared. Think about it like a surgeon – he or she knows exactly what they’re looking for, and when they find it, they start operating. You need to do the same.
It will help cut time, and/or procrastination, down to a minimum with a strategy in place. Some of the questions you may want to ask yourself are:
- What is my ultimate outcome?
- What do I want to look like?
- What do I want to feel like?
- Do I want my workout plan to be designed to help with sports I like to play?
- How will I feel when I accomplish my goal?
Now of course there are many other detailed questions you also should be asking such as:
- How much do I weigh now and what is the target weight?
- Will crossfit, bodybuilding, powerlifting, calisthenics or a hybrid of these programs be the one I follow?
- How many reps and sets will be sufficient?
- How much rest should I take between sets, and how many exercises should I be doing per muscle group?
As you can see, there are many things to consider before creating your workout plan; but at least these type of questions give you a direction to point in, so you have a target to aim at when starting your program design.
A great way to start the process of designing your plan is to receive the free seven day email course I put together for you, that shows you the process of losing fat, and keeping it off. Once you know the principals, you can apply them with a sound workout program; and with that alone you are off to the races.
So go ahead, and enter your name and email; and start reading what you need to do to get to where you want to go. Remember this, victory favors the bold. Take action; and more importantly, implement what you will learn from the course. Until next time stay healthy.